published Friday, November 9th, 2012

Lady Mocs, Lady Vols tied at half

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Tennessee are tied at 28 at the half tonight at McKenzie Arena. The Lady Mocs led the No. 20-ranked Lady Vols for much of the half, but Areil Massengale hit a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game.

Taylor Hall leads UTC with nine points and Meghan Downes has seven off the bench. Bashaara Graves leads the Lady Vols with nine and Massengale has seven.

This is the season opener for both teams, and UT coach Holly Warlick’s debut as the Lady Vols’ head coach. Former coach Pat Summitt, now the head coach emeritus, is at the game, sitting a few rows behind the UT bench.

It wasn’t a pretty half for UT, which had 17 turnovers, but the Lady Vols dominated the boards with a 25-12 rebounding advantage.

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about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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